About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, April 6, 2020

When God Says Go: A Devotional Thought Journal by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

When God Says Go: A Devotional Thought JournalABOUT THE BOOK

One small word. . .so much power.
When God says, “Go,” faith says yes, but fear says no.

But Lord, I’m too weak. . .too sinful. . .too afraid. . .

But the truth? . . .

When God says, “Go,” it’s not about you—it’s about Him.
When God says, “Go,” you face a choice: Sit back and stay safe, or swallow hard and step up?
When God says, “Go,” your time has come. 

Maybe it’s time to go somewhere new, someplace you've never been. Maybe it’s time to go deeper—in Bible study or relationships. Time to go higher—in prayer or dreams. Time to go and give in new ways, to use God-gifted talents and opportunities. Or time to go and grow, right where you are. 

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to journal your personal thoughts and feelings alongside scriptural truths and encouragement as you respond to God's call. . .equipping you to face your very own doubts, regrets, and worries—with faith, courage, perspective, and a healthy dose of humor. 

 When God says, “Go,” it’s time to decide: Will you sit back and stammer, “But Lord. . . ,” or will you stand tall and say, “Here I am. Send me”? God is calling you—are you ready to go?

A beautiful, textured hardcover binding
Delightfully designed one-color interior with quality paper
Dozens of encouraging, inspiring thoughts from Elizabeth Laing Thompson's popular Christian living title When God Says, "Go"

Generous space to record personal thoughts and feelings
Thought-provoking reflection questions and journal prompts
Scripture selections on every spread


It is suggested that this journal is the perfect companion to the 2018 devotional When God Says "Go" but I found this to be a wonderful devotional in itself. Elizabeth Laing Thompson shares over 100 inspirational entries and each one has two pages dedicated to Bible scripture, devotional thoughts. questions for reflection, and lined spaces that allow you to record your own thoughts. When God Says "Go" offers inspiration and motivation, beginning with the reminder that "God is always calling" to the last question "What do you need to let go of in order to jump out of the boat?"

The hardback cover and green ribbon bookmark make this a beautiful book to give as a gift but you'll certainly want a copy for yourself. You will be motivated to dig deeper into God's word and motivated to answer the call "When God Says "Go".

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Elizabeth Laing Thompson has been writing stories since she first learned to hold a crayon. Now she writes fiction for tweens and teens, and nonfiction about clinging to Christ in the chaos of daily life (most recently When God Says, “Wait” and When God Says, “Go”). When she’s not wrangling words, she’s wrangling kids: Elizabeth lives on the North Carolina coast with her tall, dark and handsome husband, four miracle kids, and a dog who eats library books.

In between inhaling Starbucks mochas and plotting her next book, Elizabeth works from home as a part-time editor and women’s minister.

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1 comment:

  1. I’m glad to read about this devotional. Thanks for your review!